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Automation Technician

Zoetis, Inc
United States, Michigan, Kalamazoo
December 08, 2023

The Automation Technician will be a member of a small team of Automation professionals who provide support for automated equipment within a state of the art and highly validated pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. The position offers a balance of hands-on field work and office-based design, programming, and planning. The individual will be on a four-week rotation to provide 24 hour on-call automation support.

Shift Hours: 3:00pm-11:30pm

Position Responsibilities:

  • Respond to trouble calls to diagnose, repair, and implement root cause countermeasures on manufacturing and packaging equipment
  • Identify obsolete or unreliable automation components and integrate robust replacements
  • Work with Operations and Engineering to identify improvement opportunities and perform the programming and field modifications required to implement
  • Work with Capital project teams to assist with design, installation, start-up, and validation of new equipment.
  • Continue to develop expertise in PLCs, HMIs, PCs, robots, motor controls, vision systems, printers, sensors, and additional automation equipment by attending training, going to conferences, and self-study
  • Work with the automation team to help determine and document best practices and equipment standards
  • Effectively manage multiple assignments
  • Effectively communicate with all departments and levels of the organization and articulate automation details using written reports and presentations
  • Provide exceptional attention to detail
  • Analyze complex problems and find solutions that address root cause

Education and Experience:

  • 2-4 year Degree or Certification in Electronics, Automation, or Engineering
  • 2-5 years of automation experience preferably in a GMP environment
  • Possible apprenticeship opportunity for a strong candidate that does not meet experience requirement and/or currently working towards degree or certificate.
  • No cephalosporin / penicillin allergy

Technical Skills Required:

  • Electrical system print reading and troubleshooting
  • Pneumatic system print reading and troubleshooting
  • Current loop calibration and troubleshooting
  • PLC programming and troubleshooting (Allen-Bradley preferred)
  • HMI programming and troubleshooting (Allen-Bradley/Wonderware preferred)
  • Vision System programming and troubleshooting (Cognex preferred)
  • VFD and Servo Controller setup (Allen-Bradley/Yaskawa/Yokogawa preferred)
  • Robotics (Fanuc/UR preferred)
  • Microsoft Office, VMware, and general PC proficiency
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